Ombudsman orders probe on P4M PNP ghost repairs of 28 armored vehicles

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. SENATE POOL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the conduct of formal investigation and administrative proceedings against former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Avelino Razon, Jr., other PNP officials and private individuals in connection with the alleged “ghost repairs” of twenty-eight (28) V-150 Light Armored Vehicles in 2007 worth more than P400 Million.

Morales ordered the formal inquiry for possible violations of Republic Act (RA) No. 7080 (Plunder law), RA 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act), RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act), Malversation thru Falsification of Public Documents (Revised Penal Code) against Razon, former Program Directive Development Group head Reynaldo Varilla;

Provincial Director Charlemagne Alejandrino, former Chief Superintendents Ray Roderos, Mario San Diego, Teodorico Lapuz, Senior Superintendents Emmanuel Ojeda, Reuel Leverne Labrado, Chief Inspector Analee Forro, Superintendents Edgar Paatan, Henry Duque, Senior Police Officer4 Victor Puddao, Supt. Josefina Dumanew, Senior Superintendent Victor Agarcio, Supt. Warlito Tubon, SPO4 Alfredo Laviña, NUP Eulito Fuentes, former PDir. Geary Barias;

Former PDir. Eliseo Dela Paz, PSSupt. Rainier Espina, NUP Alex Barrameda, NUP Patricia Enaje, NUP Maria Teresa Narcise, NUP Nancy Basallo, PNP Accounting Division Chief Antonio Retrato, PNP Resident COA Supervising Auditor Jaime Serrano, Technical Audit Specialist Amor Quiambao, and 12 private individuals who acted as  suppliers/bidders.

In the same affidavit complaint, the incumbent public officials and employees were likewise charged with grave misconduct and serious dishonesty.

The Fact Finding Investigation Bureau alleges, among others, that there were (i) “ghost delivery” of engines and transmissions (ii) no records of waste materials to indicate that the engines and parts have been actually replaced, (iii) irregularities in the whole procurement process, such as the lack of bidding documents to possible bidders, lack of pre-procurement conference, lack of pre-bid conference, and lack of post-qualification.

The panel of investigators that will handle the case are acting director Manuel Soriano, Jr., Atty. Julita Calderon, Atty. Maria Theresa Lee-Rafols, Atty. Emerita Francia and Atty. Myla Teona Teologio they have 45 days to finish the investigation.

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  • http://twitter.com/kintoy Boardinggate101.com

    Inquirer, it’s 400 million, not 4 million. wala ba kayong editor?

  • magiting78

    Its 400M not 4M paki check po ulit ang datus…Anyway Good Job Ombudsman

  • ramabel

    where are your proofreaders, which is which 4million or 400million, very confusing, good for ombudsman, bad for previous corrupt administration of  GMA small but terrible… mabuhay si Pnoy, tuloy ang laban sa mga nagpayaman na walang kabusugan sa pera…

  • superpilipinas

    This is what happens when you give these people all the comfort of staying in Manila or Quezon City. They have too much time strategizing and carrying out corruption while not paying attention to protecting people or even their own lowly policeman.

    This is also why I have been suggesting countless times to relocate PNP HQ from Crame to Maguindanao or Zamboanga where they will be needed the most and where they will be on their tiptoes stabilizing peace and order otherwise they themselves or their family members will be ambushed or kidnapped or murdered. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    Tetch Torres, writer of this article, 4M and 400 Million are too big for a mistake in your title. Is Inquirer really losing quality proofreading now?

    Kudos to you, Ombudsman. More power to you. Clean this government of this putrid animals in our police force.

  • $25214711

    Is that a typo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther

    SALAMAT NAMAN PO AT NALILINIS NI PANGULONG NOYNOY ANG MGA BUWAYA SA GOBYERNO. BAKIT HINDI NASAMPAHAN NG KASO ANG VICE MAYOR NG MANILA AT ANG MGA COUNCILORS NA MAY GHOST EMPLOYEES? DAPAT AY MASAMPAHAN NARIN NG KASO SI CORONA FOR TAX EVASION.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_777DKOOEIYQIXIUM2V6HKZAJT4 ***lord richard croft***

    Sira ba ang Keyboard niyo.. baka Olympia Typewriter pa ang gamit niyo… Malaki ang pinagkaibahan ng 4M sa 400 Million. Ipabasa ko kaya ito kay MRP o kaya kay Sandy o di kaya kay Paolo para ibili naman kayo ng bagong Keyboard.
    Sabihin niyo lang kung wala kayong Proof Reader O di kaya Line Editor… Mag-aaply ako.. =)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5A4VQXD3D3KWGSDQ7E3JUOBIYM Aldrin

    Madam Ombudsman Morales,
    Mam we would like to follow up the graft cases filed by

    Mr. Abel Sumabat
    against Mayor Aldrin San Pedro of Muntinlupa City. 

     Please help our
    city to oust Mayor San Pedro in his position because he robbed 

    all the money and
    resources of our city for almost 5 years of his term in office. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    akala ng mga PNP retired generals lusot na sila..habang ang Ombudsman natin si Madam Morales maraming makukulong, si Fake Gentleman Arroyo lag-lag na ang dalawang century eggs niya at lagi na ring may rayuma.

  • doublecross

    400M….4M…. whatever, even a single centavo u steal, magnanakaw ka pa rin!

  • JuanTamadachi

    Way to go madame ombudsman.. We have been waiting a long time for an ombudsman like you.. Madame, you are head and shoulders above Mercy Gutierrez & Brenda.. Mabuhay po kayo..

  • ztefertilizerscam5

    ikulong na rin si Mike Arroyo at ang mga anak niyang magnanakaw.ASAP

  • Karabkatab

    Maraming kawatan talaga sa PNP, and they are big time.  I know of one person from among the list mentioned in this news report.  Indeed, mayaman ang kumag na ito with a big house, well fenced ( sa bakuran pa lang milyon na halaga) and no less than 3 SUVs parked in his garage.  E life style check nyo OMB ang mga hinayupak na ito. With their salary they can;t afford such lifestyle.  Congratulations for the job well done OMB.  COA wake up, marami sa inyo ang pepe, bulag at bingi, lalo na yung mga assigned sa sikat na agencies (DPWH, Military, GOCCs)..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

      Name the guy sir so that we can create some buzz here sa internet. A corrupt guy deserves it!

  • walangutak

    Sige, iba na lang ang pupunahin ko, ang pamagat ng balitang ito na kung pagbabasehan ko ay walang dapat ikapagtataka, Php4M sa 28 V-150 armored carrier? chicken. Sana man lang ay bigyan ng panahon ng editor ng Daily Inquirer ang mga ilalathala para konektado naman ang pamagat sa nilalaman hindi yung basta may ibabablita lang.

  • ggsalvador72

    Malapit na tanggalin si Dilg secretary Robredo dahil suko na si PNOY sa pagiging tamad at kurakot niya.

  • Willy_REV

    Kaliwat-kanan ang krimen sa daan. Ano ginagawa ni DILG secretary Jesse Robredo para masugpo ito?

  • Luke Nathen Cantada

    Si DILG chief Robredo dapat ang itapon sa Basilan dahil mas pasaway pa siya sa ibang pulis.

  • Guest

    Robredo, magtrabaho ka naman laban sa krimen para sulit ang pasweldo ng mga Pilipino sa yo.

  • fm_gatmaitan

    Safe pa ba tayo sa bansa? Tamad naman ni Robredo para panatilihin ang peace and order sa bayan.

  • lomwell

    At last, corrupts in this country are now shaking their knees.

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